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Bachelor
International Business

Bachelor International Business (B.A.)

Would you like to set out on an international career and get to know the world? Then a bachelor’s degree in International Management from Munich Business School would be the perfect preparation for you. This program not only imparts the knowledge you will need to work in the field of international management, it also teaches the social skills and digital skills that you must master if you are to lead others and develop companies.

Key Facts
Bachelor International Business

Program Start
February and September
Language
German/English or English
Duration Bachelor International Business
6 semesters + Bachelor thesis
Format
Full-time
Tuition Fee
36,400 Euro
Scholarships
10% to 50% reduction on semester 1 and 2
Final Degree
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Your Bachelor studies at Munich Business School

The Munich Business School attaches great importance to the holistic approach of its study program. During your studies for a bachelor’s degree, our team of lecturers will support you with developing into a responsible entrepreneur who masters essential soft skills, has a broad cultural awareness and exudes a strong personality. In order to be well received wherever you go, you can perfect your English language skills by taking the Bachelor of International Business Study Program in two languages (70% German, 30% English) or completely in English. Seize this opportunity! 

Bilingual Track and English Track

If you love the challenge of studying bilingual German/English, you should choose the Bilingual Track. You will get to know technical terms in both languages and thus prepare yourself optimally for a future in both the German-speaking and the international business world. A very good knowledge of German and English is required for this track.

In the English Track you will study entirely in English, so you should have excellent English language skills for this track. German language skills are not required. In lecture groups with students from all over the world you will develop your intercultural skills from the first semester on. The track offers international students without any knowledge of German the opportunity to learn German as a foreign language and thus become familiar with the German-speaking culture.

Our
Bachelor Study Program in Numbers

5
Bachelor Concentrations

30
Weeks Integrated Internships

60
International Partner Universities

1-2
Semester Abroad

15
Elective Courses

6
International Focuses & Languages

47%
International Students in the Program

2
Large Projects (Non-Profit & Start-up Project)

5
Courses on Digital ompetencies

8
Soft Skill Courses

3
Excursions

Course of Studies

Language is the key: Regarding languages, you can choose between Chinese, Arabic, Russian, Spanish and French, whereas if you start your studies in February you can choose between Chinese and Spanish. Courses on the culture and economy of your international focus are also part of the program.

Semester 4 - 6: Becoming acquainted with the refinements of international business studies
The second half of your studies for the Bachelor International Business will be devoted to lectures on the particularities of international economics. In addition, you will choose two areas of concentration and individual electives with which you will deepen your academic knowledge and enhance your personal profile. Your semester abroad will be your fourth semester, or, if you start your studies in February, your sixth semester. You will then write your thesis in connection with another internship.

Concentrations

By choosing individual areas of concentrations, you have the opportunity to tailor your studies of international business administration to your personal strengths and interests. After you have been able to orientate yourself in the first phase of the Bachelor's program, you will set the concentrations of your Bachelor International Business in a binding manner at the beginning of the third semester. Choose two of a total of five business management concentrations and set the course for your further master's degree or future field of activity. Each concentration will train you for future-oriented industries and make you a sought-after expert on the international job market.

International Innovation Management (Product Lifecycle Management)

Content

In the concentration International Innovation Management, you will acquire specialist knowledge of innovation management as an integrated process - from brainstorming to successful product development and marketing. The starting point for innovations are customer needs, which you will learn to explore using market research instruments and current innovation tools such as Design Thinking, Business Model Innovations or Open Innovation methods. You will also shed light on current technology trends and scenarios. You will learn all about the structure and implementation of an innovation strategy and have the opportunity to try out the methods you have learned for developing, designing and testing innovative ideas in a digital world in groups with your own innovation projects.

Job Profile and Career Opportunities

Innovation Managers are in demand as specialists. On tomorrow's job market and in the course of progressive digitalization, this trend will become even stronger. With the concentration in International Innovation Management, you will create a future-proof career perspective in small, agile start-ups, but also in globally active corporations, for example as:

  • Responsible activity in the role of trend scout
  • Management tasks in the innovation department of an international company
  • Responsible activity in the marketing department of a medium-sized company
  • Market Research Manager
  • Consultant in a management consultancy
International Procurement, Production and Logistics (Supply Chain Management)

Content

The concentration International Procurement, Production and Logistics is on the optimal design of supply chains starting with the supplier and ending with the end customer. Due to globalization and ongoing digitalization, you will be looking at both international supply chain strategies and developments in Industry 4.0. The concentration teaches you how to design flows of goods and services so that they reach the end customer at the right time, at the right cost, in the right quantity and at the defined quality, and meet their expectations.

Job Profile and Career Opportunities

With the concentration on International Procurement, Production and Logistics you decide on a career with a future, which opens up entry opportunities in a wide range of industries - from management consultancy to the automotive or consumer goods industry - for example as a:

  • Management responsibility in the logistics area of an international company
  • Responsible activity as manager in purchasing
  • Management tasks in the area of supply chain management
  • Responsible activity in the quality management department of a company in the automotive or consumer goods industry
International Marketing & Sales (Customer Relationship Management)

Content

Market-oriented corporate management and the marketing or distribution of products and services are among the core elements of every company. A company can only be successful in the long term, both nationally and internationally, if the customer with his wishes and needs is at the centre of the company. Therefore, students in this concentration acquire a comprehensive knowledge of how methods and instruments of marketing and sales are applied in the context of progressive digitalisation. The focus includes strategic elements such as market and competition analysis and brand management as well as the implementation of an optimal marketing mix, market research and sales management.

Job description and career opportunities

Graduates have a wide range of career prospects both in the international corporate world and in public and private institutions and associations:

  • Management responsibility in marketing at international companies
  • Responsible activities in product or key account management or as category manager
  • Executive in marketing controlling or market research
  • Marketing Consultant in a management consultancy
  • Responsible activities at marketing and advertising agencies
International Human Resources Management and Leadership

Content

In the International Human Resources Management and Leadership concentration, you gain a better understanding of the strategic significance of human resource management for organizations – especially on an international level. As future leader, you are to familiarize yourself with the topic of “employees as a critical success factor” and with topics of employee leadership and development.

You get to know all aspects of the human resource lifecycle and all its characteristics. In addition, modern human resource tools are explained and applied to round off the concentration.

Job Profile and Career Opportunities

Training and retention of good employees is of growing importance for companies. This is why skilled employees and managers are required to think and act strategically also within this field. The significance of leadership qualities is increasing, especially on an international level – in many cases they are the prerequisites for a successful implementation of projects in international teams. For members of the top management, not only their own leadership qualities, but also the knowledge of important human resource management issues belongs to the key qualifications.

Potential fields of activity:

  • Management responsibility in the personnel department of an international company
  • Managing director activities in medium-sized companies
  • Responsible activities in the area of project and team management
  • Consultants in the area of personnel
  • Management tasks in the area of personnel and personnel development
  • Responsible activities in the role of Diversity Manager, HR Business Partner or Change Manager
International Financial Management

Content

The financial world is globally and internationally networked. For this reason, companies and financial institutions are looking for qualified employees who have sound knowledge in the fields of controlling, corporate finance and asset management and can apply this knowledge in an international context. The aim of this concentration is to familiarize students with the methods and instruments of the international financial world of the 21st century. In addition to value-based investment calculations and financing decisions, foreign trade financing and the assessment of risks in a global context play a decisive role.

Job description and career opportunities

Sound skills in financial valuation and strategic financial management open up excellent employment opportunities in companies, valuation and investment firms and in the financial sector:

  • Management responsibility in the financial department of an international company
  • Responsible activities at investment, commercial and private banks or in the insurance industry
  • Self-employed activity as financial and pension/investment consultant
  • Responsible activities at investment funds
  • Consultants at management consultancies and auditing and tax consultancy firms
  • Management tasks at governmental offices for financial market supervision or at associations

Electives

You supplement / extend your main subjects with the choice of three electives. In this way you can once again pursue your own personal interests and deepen your knowledge of specific topics. You have the opportunity to specialize in industries and to take a blended learning course.

The electives are e.g.(the offer is updated every semester):

  • Luxury & Brand Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
  • Family Firms
  • International Accounting
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Sport & Tourism Management
  • Consulting
  • Pharma/Healthcare & Life Science
  • Banking and Insurance
  • Media & Event management

International Focus

When you have completed your bachelor’s degree in International Business you will have excellent chances for a career in another country. With your studies in business administration at MBS, you will be able early on to set the course for a life and work in your preferred corner of the world. For this, during the first half of your bachelor studies in business administration you will select an international focus with a second foreign language. Here, you will acquire basic knowledge about the economy, law, politics and culture of your region of interest and complete intensive training in a foreign language. You will have a total of six focusses to choose from.
Asia-Pacific
Asia-Pacific

In this focus, you will learn the basics of the Chinese language (Mandarin Chinese) and will simultaneously acquaint yourself with the economy, politics, law, and history of the region.

Understanding these backgrounds will provide you wide access to attractive growth regions. The content of teaching in this focus is in line with the requirements that globally active companies place on their future highly qualified economists in the Asia-Pacific economic region. No previous knowledge of Mandarin Chinese is required.

 

Arabic Countries and the Middle East
Arabic Countries and the Middle East

Within the focus on Arabic countries and the Middle East, you will learn the Arabic language and discover the multifaceted culture of this economic region.

The lectures provide a deeper understanding of the specific economic practices and business customs as well as historical and religious background information. No previous knowledge of the Arabic language is required as the Arabic language courses are aimed at absolute beginners.

Russia and Eastern Europe
Russia and Eastern Europe

Within the International Focus on Russia and Eastern Europe, you will acquire the basics of the Russian language and at the same time work intensively on the economy, politics, law, and history of the region.

Understanding these backgrounds will provide wide access to these attractive economic regions. For the Russian language training, no previous knowledge is required.

Spain and Latin America
Spain and Latin America

With the lectures of this focus covering regional socio-cultural topics, you will gain deeper knowledge of the Spanish and Latin American economy, which will open up a wide range of career opportunities with international commercial enterprises.

Proficiency of Business Spanish as well as knowledge of man, culture, and society are key for successful business relationships with Spanish and Latin American trading partners. MBS offers Spanish courses for absolute beginners as well as for students with prior knowledge.

France and Francophone Countries
France and Francophone Countries

Within the framework of the focus on France and French-speaking countries, you will gain knowledge on French culture and deepen your understanding of the area-specific economy, politics, society, and culture.

In fall MBS offers French language courses for absolute beginners and for students with prior knowledge.

Germany and European Union
Germany and European Union

This international focus is aimed at students of the English Track with little knowledge of German.

They receive intensive language training in German as a foreign language and deal with the economy, society and culture of Germany in relation to Western Europe. This knowledge prepares you for your internship in a German-speaking company and qualifies you for a variety of career opportunities in a European-German context.

Semester Abroad

The semester abroad is a central part of your Bachelor International Business. It can be taken at one of the Munich Business School’s over 60 partner universities worldwide − in Europe or on another continent, regardless of whether you are studying in the Bilingual or English track. France, USA, China, Australia or Mexico − a stay abroad is an unforgettable time for all students, during which they make friendships for life and gather their first experience in another country. You will expand your intercultural competence and foreign language skills almost automatically. If you start your studies in September, you will complete the semester abroad in semester 4, if you start your studies in February, you will complete it in semester 6. The MBS International Center offers support and advice in choosing the right university.

Wellesley College

Spend your summer at one of the most renowned women's colleges in the USA, where Hillary Clinton and Madeleine Albright have already studied! The Summer School is offered exclusively to partners of Wellesley College and is aimed at female Bachelor students. During the four weeks, all female students live and study together on the campus of Wellesley College near Boston and deal with a variety of female leadership topics.

Career
Opportunities

What will I do after my studies? Which doors are open to me? In which professions do graduates of the Bachelor International Business actually work? These are questions that every student will certainly ask himself or herself not only once during his or her studies. Therefore, we will introduce you to possible job profiles as well as successful MBS graduates and give you some pointers on how MBS prepares its students for life after graduation.

Human Resource Manager / Talent Manager
Human Resource Manager / Talent Manager

Human Resource Manager / Talent Manager in an owner-managed medium-sized company or a group of companies

What does the job look like?

You will be responsible for personnel management as well as recruitment and administration. You will develop strategies for personnel recruitment and take care, among other things, of new hires or dismissals. You will analyze the positions to be filled, develop a requirements profile or applicant profile, and make the applicant selection. You are also responsible for the qualification, coaching and further training of managers and employees.

What skills do I need?

  • Sound knowledge of personnel management and labour law
  • Knowledge and skills in leadership
  • Structuredness
  • Openness
  • Intercultural decision-making skills

Which courses and elements of the bachelor's program help prepare for this?

  • Concentration "Human Resource Management and Leadership"
  • Electives "Organizational Psychology" and “Family Firms”
  • Social project with a real non-profit enterprise
  • Internship at a company like the BMW Group in the human resources department
  • Thesis in the field of human resources in cooperation with a MDAX company
  • Soft skill courses such as communication, presentation and negotiation training
Financial Manager / Fonds Manager / Investment Manager
Financial Manager / Fonds Manager / Investment Manager

Financial Manager / Fonds Manager / Investment Manager at an internationally operating bank, insurance company or financial consultancy

What does the job look like?

Among other things, you are responsible for drawing up financing strategies and putting together suitable investment opportunities and combinations (portfolios) with the aim of reducing financial risks through diversification. You will also carry out stock exchange transactions, analyse financial markets and monitor investment strategies in order to develop them further.

What skills do I need?

  • Analytical thinking and approach
  • Expertise in finance, controlling and accounting
  • Expertise in International and Corporate Finance, Portfolio Management and Corporate Strategy & Innovation
  • Structuredness

Which courses and elements of the bachelor's program help prepare for this?

  • Concentration "Financial Management"
  • Courses in "Financial and Cost Accounting" or "Corporate Taxation"
  • Electives "International Accounting", "Risk Management", "Mergers & Acquisitions" or "Banking & Insurance"
  • Internship with a fund company
Communication, Event or Social Media Manager
Communication, Event or Social Media Manager

Communication, event or social media manager at a marketing agency such as Serviceplan or BBDO

What does the job look like?

Together with the corporate customer, you will be responsible for communication with their customers, employees and other partners, plan events worldwide or, as Social Media Manager, take responsibility for communication in all social networks.

What skills do I need?

  • Creativity
  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer affinity
  • Expertise in CRM, marketing and sales
  • Organisational talent

Which courses and elements of the bachelor's program help prepare for this?

  • Concentration "Product Lifecycle Management" with a focus on innovation management
  • Concentration "Customer Relationship Management" with emphasis on marketing and sales
  • Study abroad with continuing marketing and communication courses
  • Electives "Media and Event Management" and "Coding"
  • Courses for digial skills such as "Business Intelligence" and "Big Data Analysis"
  • Soft skill courses such as communication, presentation and negotiation training
Entry/Takeover of Family Business
Entry/Takeover of Family Business

Entry/Takeover of family business

What does the job look like? You are planning the succession in the parental or family business. Therefore, you will enter the operative business of the company after your Bachelor's degree in order to get to know all areas of the company, to initiate and drive change projects. Working in different functions of the company will give you an overview and vision for the future sustainability of the company.

What skills do I need?

  • Strategic orientation
  • Expertise in the field of corporate governance
  • Analytical thinking and procedure
  • Structuredness
  • Visionary thinking

Which courses and elements of the bachelor's program help prepare for this?

  • Concentrations "Human Resource Management and Leadership"
  • Concentration "Financial Management"
  • Electives “Family Firms” and “Organizational Psychology”
  • Courses "Corporate Governance"
  • Internship in a management consultancy
  • Soft skill courses such as communication, presentation and negotiation training
Company Founder
Company Founder

Company founder, for example in the fields of sport, e-sport or e-commerce

What does the job look like? You set up your own start-up and build it up along the entire value chain of the new company from product development to sales. Among other things, you will be responsible for recruiting and managing employees, maintaining contact with investors, realizing and securing viable financing.

What skills do I need?

  • Founding Spirit
  • Innovation
  • "Hands on" mentality
  • Creativity
  • High customer affinity
  • Analytical and digital skills
  • Digital skills to build digital business models

Which courses and elements of the bachelor's program help prepare for this?

  • Concentration "Product Lifecycle Management" with a focus on innovation management
  • Concentration "Customer Relationship Management" with emphasis on marketing and sales
  • Elective "Sports and Event Management"
  • Courses in "Human Resource Management and Leadership"
  • A real entrepreneurship project
  • Internship with a sports equipment manufacturer such as Adidas or Nike
  • Semester abroad in Los Angeles in the heart of California's Tech Valley to experience the latest trends first hand
  • Thesis on market analysis as part of the business plan for your future start-up
  • Soft skill courses such as communication, presentation and negotiation training
Product Manager / Brand Manager
Product Manager / Brand Manager

Product Manager / Brand Manager at an international consumer goods manufacturer such as Procter & Gamble, Kraft Foods, Beiersdorf or in the luxury goods industry

What does the job look like? You look after products, services and brands and ensure successful market positioning. A target group-specific approach is of great importance. You are also responsible for pricing and interaction with the wholesale and retail trade and develop strategies for the introduction of new products or product enhancements. In order to reach the target group even better, you will conduct market and competition analyses, and design sales measures and advertising campaigns

What skills do I need?

  • Creativity
  • Innovation
  • High customer affinity
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Expertise in CRM, marketing and sales

Which courses and elements of the bachelor's program help prepare for this?

  • Concentration "Product Lifecycle Management" with the focus on innovation management
  • Concentration "Customer Relationship Management" with emphasis on marketing and sales
  • A real entrepreneurship project in which you are responsible for marketing the product idea
  • Study abroad with continuing marketing courses
  • Optional courses "Luxury and Brand Management" and "Media and Event Management" or "Retail"
  • Thesis in cooperation with a marketing agency
  • Soft skill courses such as communication, presentation and negotiation training
Sophia Eisenhut-Beigel, Key-Account-Management Contracting bei Hays
Sophia Eisenhut-Beigel, Key-Account-Management Contracting bei Hays

My work as an assessor at the Bachelor Application Day has awakened my enthusiasm for recruiting.

After my studies I turned my passion into a profession and started working for the personnel service Hays.

Jaby Felix Coronel, Bachelor Alumnus, Master in Financial Management, Boston University
Jaby Felix Coronel, Bachelor Alumnus, Master in Financial Management, Boston University

My studies have awakened my interest in the capital market.

I was able to acquire valuable knowledge in corporate finance, accounting and valuation – a foundation for a career in the global financial markets.

Minh Tran, Bachelor Student, Praktikum Marketing & Event Management bei Personio
Minh Tran, Bachelor Student, Praktikum Marketing & Event Management bei Personio

During my internship at Personio in London I am allowed to organize and plan events, among other things.

My project management and marketing courses are of great benefit to me and help me to work efficiently.

Josephine Dransfeld, Business Owner & CEO bei HEUNEC International
Josephine Dransfeld, Business Owner & CEO bei HEUNEC International

I used the internships during my bachelor's degree to get a taste of other types of companies that are not as family-oriented as our company.

This is the best way to see the differences.

Moritz Keller, Bachelor Alumnus, Founder and CEO, Keller Sports GmbH
Moritz Keller, Bachelor Alumnus, Founder and CEO, Keller Sports GmbH

Being an entrepreneur is pure adrenalin.

On the positive side, like when your first own TV commercial is on, on the negative side, when you make decisions every day at the beginning with your heart and a great financial risk.

Alla Schäfer, Bachelor Alumna, Product Manager bei Microsoft
Alla Schäfer, Bachelor Alumna, Product Manager bei Microsoft

Studying at MBS was the perfect preparation for my entry into business.

I learned how the economy works and developed as a person.

Practical and innovative

Student Coaching

The start of studies brings with it many changes and often presents young students with great challenges: Living alone for the first time, finding their way around in a new city, a sometimes heavy workload with reduced leisure time, a changed social environment - many factors influence the first few months.

In order to better cope with this difficult initial phase, Munich Business School has developed a Student Coaching Program for bachelor students. Within the framework of this program, interested students are assigned a so-called student coach for the first two semesters, who provides individual support and helps them with their personal questions. The Student Coach receives special training in advance from a senior business coach with many years of experience and is trained to give students "help to help themselves" and support them in their personal development. The aim is to consolidate the students' personality, develop their ability for self-reflection and strengthen them for their individual path.

Individual Teaching and Learning Formats

A decisive factor for learning success is the optimal transfer of knowledge. Interaction in small classes with innovative learning formats is therefore the focus at MBS. All courses include exercises so that the application of knowledge is always immediate. There are no pure lectures. The students benefit from a variety of formats such as:

  • Case study discussions and reports from practice
  • Workshops, e.g. founder and idea or innovation workshops
  • Group and project work such as the non-profit & start-up project
  • Experiential learning elements, for example at MBS Explorer Days, in which students deal with economic issues in an experimental way with methods from the visual or performing arts, literature or music.
  • Excursions to companies, organizations and cultural-historical offerings

Testimonials

Christian Lohse (Bachelor IB)
Christian Lohse (Bachelor IB)

MBS students are very diverse, both those in the English track and those in the bilingual track, so one can learn quite a bit from each other.

Working together with as many fellow students as possible pays off with the numerous group assignments, as you get to know your fellow students better – not only personally, but also in the academic environment.

Sophie Maria Marschall Carreras (Bachelor IB)
Sophie Maria Marschall Carreras (Bachelor IB)

I was lucky and wrote my Bachelor’s thesis in cooperation with a company.

This cooperation emerged thanks to an event that was organized by one of our MBS lecturers. There, I had the opportunity to present my seminar paper. As a result, I made contact with “my” company and this is also how I got my Bachelor’s thesis.

Martin Faymann (Bachelor IB)
Martin Faymann (Bachelor IB)

In the study program, students get brilliant and profound insights into diverse disciplines that include accounting, marketing, finance and many other fields.

Not only do students get in-depth theoretical knowledge, but the professors employ a very high practical teaching method, which enables students to apply what they learn in the real world.

Stephanie Roxana Kober (Bachelor IB)
Stephanie Roxana Kober (Bachelor IB)

At the Bachelor program of MBS I really liked the option to select two business concentrations.

The basic courses taking place during the first semesters provide an overview of the different business areas, enabling you to make a decision on which concentrations to pick.

Pre-Bachelor
Study Program

Would you like to prepare yourself optimally for your studies in business administration? Then use the offer of the Munich Business School and start out with its pre-bachelor program! This is a voluntary preparatory course for prospective students of the Bachelor of International Business program at Munich Business School which will also be offered as online course in June 2020.

  • TOEFL Preparation/German Intensive Course
  • Mathematics
  • Business Communication
  • Scientific Work
  • Excursions and activities program

Dates & fees

  • Duration: 1 semester, June-August or September-December
  • Fee Pre-Bachelor Study Program: 5,200 Euro
  • Fee Bachelor IB Program: 36,400 Euro
  • Application fee: 60Euro
  • Admission fee: 690 Euro (for international students: 1,490 Euro)

Furthermore MBS offers a Mathematics Intensive Course consisting of 20 periods to be held on 5 days before the start of the semester. The objective of the course is to provide you with the necessary level of mathematical skills for your studies at Munich Business School. You will work in small groups in an intensive and interactive course. The course will use examples and exercises to eliminate any deficits in your mathematical skills. Thereby, the teaching of the lecturers shall place special emphasis on clear and comprehensible presentation.

Contents

  • Elementary Algorithms
  • Fractions, Binomial Formulas, Potencies, Roots
  • Logarithms
  • Indexing and Sums
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Differential Calculus with one or more variables
  • Integral Calculus

All lecturers are experienced teachers with a background in economics and business administration who always pay attention to the practical component. They possess extensive practical experience and also teach within the regular academic programs of Munich Business School.

Dates & Fees

  • Course date: August 24 to 28, 2020
  • Course fee: 350 Euro
  • Registration deadline: August 10, 2020

Application

In order to qualify for admission to the business administration and bachelor studies at Munich Business School, you must first meet certain requirements regarding previous schooling and language skills. MBS offers several application rounds and recommends that you submit your application early as the number of places is limited.

Admission Requirements

Schooling

All applicants for the Bachelor program need a school leaving certificate that entitles to higher education in Bavaria, e.g., Abitur, Fachhochschulreife, Matura, IB, international school leaving certificates. For your information: You can apply early with your last 3 school reports and, if your application is successful, you can submit your final report by the start of your studies. This means that you do not have to wait for your application until your diploma is awarded.

Information on access to universities in Bavaria without Abitur can be obtained here.

As an ideal preparation for the Bachelor study program, Munich Business School offers the preparatory program Pre-Bachelor International Business.

Language Requirements Bilingual Track (70% German/30% English)

English Proficiency

Applicants for the Bilingual Track must proof their English language skills by passing one of the following language tests:

  • TOEFL iBT: min. 85 (min. 22 in writing and min. 20 in all other bands; MBS TOEFL Institution Code: 5772)
  • IELTS: min. level of 6.5 – Academic Module
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Level 112

Test results can only be accepted if achieved within the last two years. If you are unable to obtain your test results before handing in your MBS application, please advise us of your planned test date.

The English proficiency test can be waived by applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. US High School Diploma, IB Diploma).

Language Requirements English Track (100% English)

English Proficiency

If you apply for the English Track, you must proof your English language skills by passing one of the following language tests:

  • TOEFL iBT: min. 85 (min. of 22 in writing band, min. of 20 in all other bands; MBS TOEFL Institution Code: 5772)
  • IELTS: min. level of 6.5 – Academic Module
  • ELS English for Academic Purposes: Advanced Level 112

Test results can only be accepted if achieved within the last two years. If you are unable to obtain your test results before handing in your MBS application, please advise us of your planned test date.

The English proficiency test can be waived by applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. US High School Diploma, IB Diploma).

Transfer to MBS

Munich Business School offers applicants with above-average grades the possibility of transferring to MBS at a higher semester. It is only possible to be admitted into the 2nd or 3rd semester. To be able to evaluate and determine acceptance of transfer credits, you need to submit original transcripts or certified copies, accompanied by course descriptions. The following admission requirements must be met:

  • Complete application documents
  • An average GPA of at least 2.5
  • Proof of 30 ECTS (for transfer into the 2nd semester) or 60 ECTS (for transfer into the 3rd semester)
  • Recognition of certificates and examinations for business studies to date in a state-approved university in Germany or abroad
  • Proof of English language skills and other foreign language (Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, or German as a foreign language)
  • Proof of an internship (for transfer into the 3rd semester)
  • Successful participation in the Application Day at MBS

Application Deadlines for Transfer Students:

  • Nov 30 for transfer into the spring term (February)
  • June 30 for transfer into the fall term (September)

Due to the varying study curricula of universities worldwide, personal counseling is highly recommended. You are, of course, welcome to experience Munich Business School live at our next Bachelor Info Day.

If you would like to find out whether you fulfill the formal requirements as a transfer student you may send your CV, current university transcripts and course descriptions. We will charge you 60 Euro for this service.

Application Process

Step 1: Written Application

Application Documents

  • Certified copy of the school leaving certificate, or certified copies of the last 3 transcripts (no photos)
  • Letter of motivation (1 page)
  • CV/résumé
  • Recent passport size photograph (professional, in color with bright background)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, alternatively planned test date
  • Application form (for applications sent via email or post)
  • When applying for a scholarship: personal statement (1 page)

Online Application

To apply online, click here.

Alternatively, you can also submit your written application, forms can be found here:

The written application will be assessed as soon as the application fee of 60 Euro has been received. Applicants will be invited to an Application Day, alternatively to a personal interview via Skype. Participants receive their results within 10 days. We recommend to apply as early as possible as the number of spots for each Application Day is limited.

Please note: You can apply up to one year in advance. If you are accepted for the program, you may also start the following year. Please hand in your school leaving certificate by program start at the latest.

Application Fee

Please transfer the application fee of 60 Euro to: 

Munich Business School GmbH
Account 1020132229
Deutsche Kreditbank (Bank Code 120 300 00)
BIC: BYLADEM1001
IBAN: DE23120300001020132229

Application Rounds

MBS offers several application rounds per year. You choose one of these rounds. We highly recommend to apply early for the planned program start as the number of university places for each intake is limited.

Scholarships

In addition to various financing options, Munich Business School offers partial scholarships to committed prospective students. In order to apply for one of these limited scholarships, you will probably have to attach a personal statement and additional proofs to your application. You can find further information under Scholarships and Financing.

Step 2: Application Rounds and Application Day

MBS offers several application rounds per year. You select one of these rounds. Here are the next dates:

Application round May: Application deadline April 27 with Application Day May 9, alternatively an interview via Skype

Application round June: Application deadline June 15 with Application Day June 26, alternatively an interview via Skype

Application round July: Application deadline July 15 with Application Day July 24, alternatively an interview via Skype

Application round August: Application deadline August 15, interview via Skype

The Application Day at Munich Business School focuses on the applicant's personality and contains

  • Personal interview with an MBS lecturer and an MBS student on the motivation for studying and the curriculum vitae to date
  • Team task: Development of a solution approach to a real company case study in a team
  • Presentation of the results
  • Test of general education and knowledge of mathematics

If you are unable to come to Munich for the Application Day, MBS alternatively offers a personal interview via Skype (60 minutes).

Step 3: Your Study Contract

The Admissions Office informs you about the outcome of the application process within ten working days. In case of your acceptance, Munich Business School will provide you with an acceptance letter as well as two copies of your study contract. One copy needs to be signed in returned within two weeks to secure your spot in the program. The other copy needs to be kept for your own records.

The acceptance to the study program requires an enrollment fee of 690 Euro (for international students: 1,490 Euro) and a deposit of 1,000 Euro due upon signing the study contract. The deposit will be deducted from your first tuition fee installment.

Step 4: Your Student Visa

If you are a Non-EU national, you are required to apply for a student visa in order to start your studies in Germany. To obtain a visa invitation letter from Munich Business School, please take the following steps:

1. Hand in your signed study contract and a copy of your passport details page.

2. Transfer the one-time enrollment fee and the deposit of 1,000 Euro. The deposit will be deducted from the first semester tuition installment.

More about Student Visa

Scholarship

Munich Business School offers attractive scholarships. These are 10 - 50% for the 1st and 2nd Bachelor semester. Students who show particular commitment can continue to receive support after the second semester. The program is also aimed at pre-Bachelor students.

The application for one of the scholarships is made together with the application for a study place. Further information can be found under "Scholarships and financing".

Program
Fees

The program tuition fee is paid in 7 semester installments à EUR 5,200 Euro each. The Bachelor thesis fee is already included. Books, travel and accommodation costs are not included. You may request a monthly payment. The first semester rate is due at the beginning of your studies. The enrolment fee is due upon signing of the study contract. Additional costs might apply for your semester abroad depending of your choice of the partner university. All payments can be made by bank transfer or via PayPal.

Munich Business School offers attractive scholarships. Detailed information can be found here.

 

Overall Tuition Fee
36,400 Euro
Application Processing Fee
60 Euro
Enrollment Fee
690 Euro
Enrollment Fee for International Students
1,490 Euro

Meet a Student Online

Would you like to gain an insight into student life at MBS? Simply get in touch with current student Jana:  

"Hello, my name is Jana and I have been studying International Business at MBS since 2018. I have chosen the international focus Asia-Pacific and picked the concentrations International Financial Management and Human Resources Management and Leadership. In my free time I do gymnastics, play volleyball and enjoy baking. Moreover, I am a working student and gymnastics coach. I would be happy to answer all your questions!"

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